Sensys Gatso Aims to Change Behavior
Fixed speed cameras have their benefits, but motorists usually just slow down when they see one, then speed up again once they have passed the equiptment. Their overall behavior does not change. And there comes a point when, no matter how many new fixed camera systems you install, a saturation point is reached and they no longer help to reduce casualties.
With that in mind, Sensys Gatso is introducing its new T-Series in-vehicle speed system for enforcement vehicles. The system’s hidden radar, computer and dashboard-mounted cameras means that anonymous police vehicles introduce an element of uncertainty for speeding drivers, who never know when they might be ‘clocked’ breaking the speed limit.
That uncertainty, says Sensys Gatso, will have a greater effect in changing drivers’ behaviour. The company has sold 400 T-Series systems to police in France and 571 to Algeria. In the never ending battle against excess speed, Sensys Gatso and its local partner KTC International are installing up to 40 bi-directional speed camera systems on behalf of Dubai Police, which ordered the equipment in July for installation on Emirates Road.
The Alu Tower system will be spaced along the road and should be operational by January 2017. Another new product being shown at Gulf Traffic is their T-Series Pole, which elevates speed cameras up to seven metres above the ground, taking them out of reach of anyone who may be tempted to vandalise the equipment.